24. The Plateau
Notable Businesses: Schwartz's Deli, ÉcoleMilitaire, Café Santropol, Paul's Boutique
Mention The Plateau as one of the the world's coolest neighborhoods, and few will dispute it. The Plateau was historically a working class neighborhood, but low rent and the fact that it's not too far from McGill University drew a different type of resident during the '80s. As the cost of living rose and some O.G. residents left the neighborhood, new businesses began to spring up. It's considered one of Canada's coolest neighborhoods and several book stores, cafés, and vintage shops call The Plateau home. Several clothing stores have sprung up on Saint Laurent Boulevard, and Schwartz's Deli is still supplying the neighborhood with its signature Montreal smoked meat. The Plateau is also the best nightlife destination thanks to places like the A Clockwork Orange-inspired Korova. Feel free to wander the area, you're sure to find something that's to your liking. There's also a lot of dope graffiti east of Saint Laurent, specifically on Avenue Duluth.